By default, the Windows 10 operating system will automatically check for updates. When an update becomes available, Windows 10 will download the update to your computer, and install it. Updates to Windows 10 often include security fixes and new features. As such, it is important to update Windows 10 when new updates become available.

You can manually update Windows 10 if you can’t or don’t want to wait for the automatic download and installation. Windows may need to restart in order to complete the installation process. Windows 10 allows you to configure your active use hours, and to set a custom restart time if the update requires a restart. The option to defer feature updates is also available. To manually update your Windows 10, please follow the procedure below.
  • Click or tap the Start button, and choose Settings.
  • Click or tap Update & security in the Settings window.
  • The first Update & security setting in the left navigation is Windows Update. Under Update status in the Windows Update panel, click or tap the "Check for updates" button.
  • Windows 10 will check for updates. If an update is available, it will download and install. A progress bar with a completion percentage will display during the process.
  • If the update requires a restart to complete, you will see several restart scheduling options. Choose to restart your computer during your inactive hours, choose a custom restart time, or restart your computer right away. To restart your computer immediately, click the Restart now button in the Settings window, or click Start button > Power > Update and restart.

Once your computer restarts, navigate back to Windows Update. Click the Check for updates button. Under Update status, you will see Your device is up to date display if no further updates are available.